Tripping and Travel Camps: "Thinking Outside The Gate"

I. Introduction

Our subject is an increasingly popular phenomenon: the travel camp. "Travel" and "Camp" would seem to be incompatible terms, but the industry has figured it out — camps that travel out of a single site or move at intervals from site to site — urban and front country, and domestic and international. An organization that calls itself a "travel camp" must be diligent in preserving the "campness" of what it is doing. Otherwise, it becomes only another in a long list of adventure travel opportunities for children.

Releases and Related Issues: Revisited


Camp managers and camp families appear to understand the significance of an agreement in which the camp seeks protection from certain claims. These agreements are encountered regularly, across a broad spectrum of entertainment, instructional, and other activities.